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NSF, DOE Announce Initial NAIRR Projects Given Access to Supercomputers, Other Resources

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NSF, DOE Announce Initial NAIRR Projects Given Access to Supercomputers, Other Resources

The National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource pilot announced that it has granted the initial 35 projects access to resources needed to pursue responsible development of AI

Led by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy, the initial batch of projects will have access to the Delta computing system at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the Neocortex system at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh’s Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. 

The second opportunity of the NAIRR aims to connect educators to resources that will help teach students, the NSF said.

NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan said that the first batch of beneficiaries is only the initial step in the NAIRR initiative, as the agency is currently working to expand partnerships and secure investments to ensure continued funding to unlock the potential of AI.

Born out of the CREATE AI Act, the NAIRR started seeking proposals for the pilot program in January, calling on researchers and students to submit projects that will ensure responsible AI development that benefits the nation.

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